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Mar 05, 2010

Americans for the Arts announces that the Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr. will deliver the 23rd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy, a leading national forum for arts policy, intended to stimulate discussion of policy and social issues affecting the arts. The lecture provides an opportunity for public discourse at the highest levels on the importance of the arts and culture to our nation’s well-being.

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Mar 05, 2010

Americans for the Arts announced today the recipients of ten full scholarships, including travel and lodging, to the 2010 Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit and Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD, from June 25–27. These scholarships provide an opportunity for emerging leaders and those working in underserved communities to network with peers, gain professional development at workshops, and bring new ideas and skills back to the communities they serve.

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Mar 04, 2010

03-04-2010: President Obama signs the Travel Promotion Act into law. The legislation proposes a nationally coordinated campaign to promote and communicate to an audience abroad the benefits of tourism in the United States, including cultural tourism. It would also set up a nonprofit board consisting of travel-related industry representatives to advise promotional strategies. For more information on this legislative please visit the U.S.

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Mar 03, 2010

In an effort to promote the need for more music and arts education opportunities for children the Ad Council has teamed up with Americans for the Arts and the NAMM Foundation to announce the launch of new newspaper and magazine public service advertisements (PSAs) from The Arts. Ask for More. campaign. The PSAs are an extension of an ongoing national PSA campaign launched in 2001 and designed to increase parental involvement in championing music and arts education both in and out of school, including through community programs. The national multimedia public service advertising campaign targets parents and caregivers of children pre-K to 8th grade.

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Feb 25, 2010

02-25-2010: United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan testifies before two important committees and explains the President's FY 2011 appropriations request for his agency. Of particular interest to the arts community is the proposed consolidation of the Arts in Education programs into the Effective Teaching and Learning for a Well Rounded Education program.

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Feb 25, 2010

 As a way to celebrate the successes of the past 50 years in the arts field, Americans for the Arts has collected Green Papers from a variety of national arts service organizations and peer groups representing more than 20 different perspectives and disciplines. These Green Papers are short, easy to read, visions of the future meant to inspire a nationwide dialogue on the future of the arts.

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Feb 01, 2010

Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch gave the following statement on the release of the Obama Administration budget for FY 2011:

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Feb 01, 2010

Today the White House released President Obama's budget recommendations for FY 2011. Below is a statement from Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts on arts and arts education funding in the budget:

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Feb 01, 2010

The Administration released the FY 2011 budget request to Congress which includes the nation's cultural agencies and programs, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS), and the Department of Education's Arts in Education program.

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Jan 25, 2010

Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce that Chicago-based Joyce Foundation has renewed its support for Americans for the Arts' Professional Development Fund for Emerging Arts Leaders of Color. A total of five Joyce Fellows from the Great Lakes region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) will be selected to participate in this program.

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